|Project by woodenships||posted 10-02-2009 03:44 AM||3146 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’m new to the group and thought I didn’t have any good projects to share…but I remembered doing this restore and finish of this OLD Bowling Alley Bench (very comfortable) 1940 or 50s??.
My dad had it stored in a barn for years and it was originally twice as long.
I fab’d the sides and refinished it..first with bleach than steel wool and lots of sanding.
I think I used an “all in one” Honey poly on it …two coats.
It has seen lots of wear via kids hockey skates lunch boxes shoes/boots etc ….its in our front hall.
The top/back and front are really thick. I basically glued up and shaped the non original sides/legs.
Notice how the front legs were are rotten from sitting in the barn on damp soil for years.
I want to make it more stable as it can tip forward but I like the look of the those disappearring legs.
-- "Safety is habit you start and always keep!"